Human Body Systems


An assignment completed by one of the students in Ms. Banh’s Biology class.

Story by Isaac Lichtman and Kailie Gomez

Freshmen students at Mt Sac ECA are learning about the Human Body Systems in Biology by researching their role in the body, to then use it to answer a question about the body.

Students in Biology are creating questions about the human body to learn about the many different human body systems.  They will then use the knowledge gained from research to create a poster that helps answer their own research question. They will then need to do their own research about the two-body systems they picked to answer their question. Once they have done their research they will then make a model of their two body systems and answer their question. 

When students first got the project assigned, they were surprised when Ms. Banh, the biology teacher here at Mt.Sac ECA, announced that the students would be doing their own research as well as creating their own research question with some help from Ms. Banh. A freshman student from Mt. Sac ECA, Natalie Berganza says, “It’s a good way to circle our minds and I think it’s a good way of answering the questions we have about our body and how they work.”  

  From Ms. Banh’s perspective, she says, “ It’s a good way for students to research what they are really curious about and for you guys to have the autonomy and the choice to do it on our own, which allows you to be really interested in the project and the research that we do.”

The  12 human body systems that the students will need to research are the immune, cardiovascular, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, digestive, urinary, skeletal, and muscular systems. Each system serves a different purpose in order for people to survive.  For example, the nervous system is located between the spinal cord and the brain and the cardiovascular system is in charge of the heart and how it pumps blood through the body.